Welcome to New Village Press
The first publisher to serve the emerging field of community building!
Communities are the cauldron of social change, and the healthiest, most sustainable changes spring from the grassroots. New Village Press focuses on works about creative, citizen-initiated efforts — the good news of social transformation. Our nonfiction books profile innovative solutions to seemingly intractable social, environmental, and economic challenges. New Village Press is a 501c3 nonprofit and a division of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility. Our books are distributed to the book trade by Consortium/Perseus.
Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities
Investigating urban segregation from a social health perspective, Mindy Thompson Fullilove presents ways to strengthen neighborhood connectivity and empower marginalized communities.
Beyond Zuccotti Park
Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space
In the wake of the Occupy Wall Street movement, leading planners and social scientists examine public space today and freedom of assembly.
Acting Together on the World Stage DVD and Toolkit
Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict
This feature-length documentary film of peacebuilding performances and interviews shows contributions of theater to justice, reconciliation, and coexistence. The DVD is accompanied by a toolkit of resources for educators, practitioners, and policy makers.
Service-Learning in Design and Planning
Educating at the Boundaries
Urban planning and architecture educators challenge traditional community-university relationships by modeling meaningful and reciprocal partnerships.
Dandelion School Blossoms
Awakening Creativity shows in gloriously illustrated detail how Lily Yeh guides a participatory process of artistic expression that uplifts a distressed community. Her open, joyful approach to artmaking is a model for building healthy cultural esteem.
Asphalt to Ecosystems
Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation
Case studies from North America, Scandinavia, Japan, and Great Britain demonstrate natural outdoor teaching environments that support hands-on learning in science, math, language, and art in ways that nurture healthy imagination and socialization.
Literature of Identity and the Search for Social Justice
This new anthology of contemporary American poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction, explores issues of identity, oppression, injustice, and social change.
What We See
Advancing the Observations of Jane Jacobs
An enlivening discussion of critical issues affecting our cities and economies, What We See revises the insights of urbanist-activist Jane Jacobs through the fresh observations of leading contemporary thinkers in many fields.